Sustainability in Australian Business: principles and practice

Moscardo, Gianna, Lamberton, Geoffrey, Wells, Geoffrey, Fallon, Wayne, Lawn, Phillip, Rowe, Anna, Humphrey, Jacquelyn, Wiesner, Retha, Pettitt, Brad, Clifton, Don, Renouf, Marguerite, and Kershaw, Will (2013) Sustainability in Australian Business: principles and practice. Wiley-Blackwell, Milton, QLD.

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Abstract

Sustainability is moving from the margins of business thinking and practice to the centre. Key factors and major global issues transforming the business environment include renewable energy requirements, climate change, Asian sweatshops, patterns of international poverty, indigenous rights, and the introduction by governments of carbon taxes or emissions trading schemes. A new paradigm of business — sustainable business — is emerging: that is, organisations having to accept a wider responsibility for both environmental and social wellbeing.

At the same time, the notion of sustainable business also offers organisations the potential for enhanced business value: better management of risk and new market opportunities. Businesses that adopt sustainability principles and practices can strategically position themselves for market leadership in this new environment. This text outlines the key principles and practice of sustainable business, presenting a challenging and stimulating view of contemporary business for university studies. It provides both aspiring and current managers with a detailed insight into how sustainability principles can be applied in core business areas such as accounting, finance, marketing and production. It is a guide to business in the sustainability age.

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ISBN: 978-0-7303-0031-1
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2012 00:16
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150302 Business Information Systems @ 50%
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SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9098 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism > 909899 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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